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A&M-Texarkana Professor Named to Chancellor’s Academy of Teacher Educators

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana Associate Professor of History Dr. Craig Nakashian has been named to the Chancellor’s Academy of Teacher Educators by Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp. The Academy is an initiative of the Texas A&M University System, acknowledging teaching excellence. The program is supported by the Chancellor’s Century Council, a group of private donors committed to advancing the future of higher education in Texas. Dr. Nakashian will be recognized at the Council’s annual banquet in March, where he will receive a certificate, a stipend, and commemorative medallion that is to be worn on occasions requiring academic regalia. “It’s often said that good history professors have a way of bringing the subject to life for their students,” said Dr. Del Doughty, Dean of TAMUT’s College of Arts, Sciences, and Education. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Ranked as a Top College for Veterans

TEXARKANA, Texas – College Factual recently reviewed 1820 colleges and universities nationwide in an effort to rank them according to which institutions are the most veteran-friendly. Texas A&M University-Texarkana ranked in the top 15% of all schools in the nation in the “Best for Vets” category and finished #16 out of 79 schools reviewed in Texas. The ranking is meant to highlight colleges and universities who are working hard to provide quality educational outcomes to veterans, active duty military students and their families. Some of the quality factors included in the rankings are veteran affordability, veteran support services and resources available, and overall quality metrics important to any student – particularly those metrics important to non-traditional students. Texas A&M University Texarkana has an active Veteran Services Center that is always looking to enhance the educational opportunities for those who serve or have already served, and their families. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Hosts Annual Eagle Wonderland Christmas Event

TEXARKANA, Texas – The Office of Student Life at Texas A&M University-Texarkana is holding its annual Eagle Wonderland holiday event Saturday, December 1st from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The event will take place inside Eagle Hall in the University Center building and is free and open to the public. This year’s Eagle Wonderland will feature a number of activities for both the young and young at heart…like letters to Santa, stuff-a-critter (stuffed animals), paint your own cookies, ornament making, and other crafts. Hot chocolate will be provided, as well as free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana and Paris Junior College Host PLACE Event

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University, Paris Junior College, and The Program for Learning And Community Engagement are sponsoring an event on the campus of Paris Junior College on November 5th. The event is titled “Paving the Path” and will feature a discussion by PJC President Dr. Pam Anglin. The event will begin at 12:15 in Room 101 of PJC’s Math and Science Building. TAMUT will offer a live stream of the event in University Center Room 210. Dr. Anglin will be discussing her role as one of the first female community college presidents in the state. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Receives Donation from University Partner

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana accepted a $100,000 donation from the Texas Pioneer Society at a Press Conference in University Center Wednesday morning. The gift was presented to the university by Fred Markham, President of the Texas Pioneer Foundation, and will go to the Texas A&M University-Texarkana Foundation Endowed Scholarship fund. By making the donation to the Foundation’s scholarship fund the contribution will be matched by the foundation’s Board of Directors, who last month announced the “Double Your Impact” scholarship campaign. Under the “Double Your Impact” initiative the members of the foundation board personally pledged to match contributions to the endowed scholarship dollar for dollar up to a total of $1 million. “Texas A&M University-Texarkana continues to be blessed by the support we receive from our community partners,” said President Dr. Emily Cutrer.” “The Texas Pioneer Foundation has a long history of contributing to A&M-Texarkana and their support has made a difference in the lives of countless students.” Today we are doubly blessed, as this gift will be matched by our Foundation’s Board of Directors.”

The Texas Pioneer Foundation is a private, independent foundation that supports academic excellence by funding innovative educational programs that are sustainable, able to build capacity, and have measurable results. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana and PLACE to Host Lecture November 2nd

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Program for Learning And Community Engagement will sponsor an open lecture on the topic of “Hashtag Activism in Hollywood” on November 2nd. The event will take place from 11:00 a.m. until 1200 p.m. in University Center Room 116. There is no charge to attend the lecture and it is open to the public. The event will be hosted by Dr. Drew Morton, TAMUT Associate Professor of Mass Communications and Nicole Alvarado, former Research & Reporting Associate at the Director’s Guild of America and Database Coordinator for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The informal discussion will focus on disparities in hiring and representation, sexual harassment, and sexual assault in Hollywood. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Biotechnology Program

TEXARKANA, Texas – Biotechnology students at Texas A&M University-Texarkana are studying concepts and ideas that will one day change the way diseases are treated, says Professor Oscar Alzate. The Nobel Prize for Physics was announced on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 and was awarded to a Canadian professor and his French and American colleagues for their work in laser techniques that have been adapted for eye surgery. One day later the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded for the discovery of methods to create drugs for treating human diseases using protein engineering based on monoclonal antibodies. And while it might be easy to assume that this kind of work takes place in private laboratories or large research universities, just a few days prior to these announcements Dr. Oscar Alzate was discussing very similar applications with two of his biotechnology students at Texas A&M University-Texarkana. Dr. Alzate, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Biotechnology at A&M-Texarkana had recently been discussing how to submit a monoclonal antibody-based drug proven to cure lupus to the US Food and Drug association with his student Arthur Gray. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana PLACE to Host Lecture on Halloween

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Program for Learning And Community Engagement (PLACE) will host a lecture on October 31st by Courtney Hubbart, Adjunct Instructor of History at TAMUT. The lecture is titled “She’s a Witch. Witchcraft Hysteria and Gender Bias in the Early Modern World,” and will take place from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in University Center Room 210. The event is free and open the public. PLACE is a faculty-led program designed to create a community of learners comprising A&M-Texarkana students, faculty, staff and the community at large. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana PLACE Holds Guest Lecture October 23rd

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Program for Learning and Community Engagement (PLACE) will be hosting a guest lecturer on Tuesday, October 23rd. Dr. Marija Blaskovic from the University of Vienna will be giving a lecture titled “Misplaced Heroes? Gender Negotiations in the Cantar de Mio Cid.”  The lecture will take place in University Center Room 210 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. PLACE is a faculty-led program designed to create a community of learners comprising A&M-Texarkana students, faculty, staff and the community at large. PLACE chooses an annual theme around which to organize a lecture series and other activities that provide focal points for learning and discussion. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Hosts Bowie County Master Gardeners Event

 TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Bowie County Master Gardeners will present a program on “Winterizing Your Garden” on Monday, October 8, 2018 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. The class will take place in University Center room 232 and is free and open to the public. The Program will be presented by Aarron Corbin, a Texas Master Gardener and the current President of the Bowie County Master Gardeners. Reservations are not required. Properly winterizing your garden will not only help plants survive the short gray days and bitter nights that come with winter, but is an important step in ensuring the garden will produce colorful flowers and vegetables in the spring. Continue Reading →

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